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by Jach
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Has anyone heard about these so called "PHP to EXE" programs
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: Has anyone heard about these so called "PHP to EXE" programs

Perfectly legitimate. See PHP-GTK and I believe the Priado Blender program compiles them. This was a google result I found.

I never liked making GUI apps with PHP, but to each his own.
by Jach
Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0675: "Revolutionary"
Replies: 256
Views: 52068

Re: "Revolutionary" Discussion

Hello, I happen to be the roommate of Amaroq. I just wanted to post to say he fails to understand and/or remember at least 90% of what I believe, and my justifications, and so my views have been / continue to be horribly misconstrued. I have several theories for this obvious (to me) gap of understan...
by Jach
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 28859

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

I admit that I've been somewhat disappointed lately with the amount of destruction I'm allowed in video games. (But if I need to turn to mindless destruction the game probably isn't very good anyway...)
by Jach
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0490: "Morning Routine"
Replies: 103
Views: 18735

Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

I've fallen asleep with my laptop on the bed. Big mistake, I woke up in the middle of the night, shifted a leg, and it took a tumble. Luckily only the power cord broke and not the screen or motherboard, but the battery was promptly drained. Still need to either fix it or order a new one...
by Jach
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 26710

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

Wow, they sure went to Gentoo quickly after not even knowing what xorg is...

I love my Gentoo installs!
by Jach
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 45810

Re: 'Upcoming Hurricanes' discussion

Bwahaha. The Freud was the best.
by Jach
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0438: "Internet Argument"
Replies: 118
Views: 41869

Re: Internet Argument Discussion

vodka.cobra wrote:I have no problem being an asshole to someone in person.

I'm with you.

Those mountains look so familiar.. *can't remember which comic he thinks they're from*
by Jach
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31059

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

I'll be taking my Gentoo laptop with me on a plane in a few weeks; I plan on disabling X just in case they feel the urge to ask me to turn it on and make sure I'm not harboring any terrorist_plot.txt or kiddie_porn5.jpg files on my desktop like that one dude on the news. (If they demand a GUI, I'll ...
by Jach
Wed May 21, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python with braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 17283

Re: Python with braces?

In time you will come to love Python's indentation. =P If that somehow doesn't happen though, you could check out Ruby which is real similar to Python but sticks an end after everything. My philosophy is that you're supposed to be indenting properly anyway, so it might as well mean something to the ...
by Jach
Sat May 17, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Editor
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Python Editor

I use and love vim... Though my .vimrc file is 16 lines long. And I have had issues copying/pasting with the shell vim (tabbing out of control), which is why I occasionally use gvim for those those things. SPE (Stani's Python Editor) is pretty cool though. When you're calling methods from objects a ...
by Jach
Sat May 17, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0424: "Security Holes"
Replies: 88
Views: 32921

Re: "Security Holes" discussion

As a Gentoo user (and occasionally Ubuntu), this comic made me smile. Also I love the LotR reference.

I ought to look at the code now and find out the secrets of this do_not_crash() function!
by Jach
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 91780

Re: Super Smash Bros.

Bought it last night, been playing Subspace Emissary a ton and I'm still only about 60% through, and it's very very fun. (Fox for the win! His new voice is great as well.)

I'm surprised there isn't a Smash Bros Brawl Friend Codes topic around here, or am I oblivious?
by Jach
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 82953

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Argh, I was losing a lot last week too... Have you condemned me to suffer more losses this week?
by Jach
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 98043

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Wha...?

I love all of those fruits (especially grapefruit), except tomatoes and pomegranates. And they're all pretty easy too (if I ever get a juicer they get even easier). As for coconuts, if you don't care about the juice then just hurl it against the ground and enjoy.
by Jach
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your GPA in High School
Replies: 133
Views: 12181

Re: Your GPA in High School

...Wait, 5.0+? I've heard of above 4.0, but still... Here it's just out of 4.0. I believe I have somewhere around a 3.93 at the moment; a few Bs and a C- in English because of laziness screwed me over a bit. XD
by Jach
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0381: "Mobius Battle"
Replies: 122
Views: 34419

Re: "Mobius Battle" Discussion

Whatever this comic was, it went completely over my head... Then I entered this topic to see what it was about, and I looked at the comic again, and I was enlightened...

It was a nice thing to see before going to bed.
by Jach
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 56055

Re: "Python" discussion

Hooray, another Python lover. Python is great, after all. Plus the Zen actually makes sense. (import this)
by Jach
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 87711

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I tried Dvorak about two weeks in the summer before school started again. I pretty much memorized the board in a day or two, but building up the speed was a pain. I think I got around 20wpm before I decided "screw it" and went back to my 100wpm QWERTY. But I think I'm going to try and lear...
by Jach
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PHP
Replies: 27
Views: 6226

Re: PHP

I've honestly been confused why PHP gets so much beef from people, though this topic helps. I believe that register_globals will be gone for good in PHP 6 (and I think but am not certain that they're turned off by default in PHP 5). For a web developing language, it's awesome. As for desktop applica...
by Jach
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49326

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

I use Gentoo and Ubuntu. My reasons for Gentoo have pretty much already been said (optimization (this is a craptop), learning, etc.), but I have had a few odd problems with it--but those were fixed by compiling the kernel to the latest version. Ubuntu's kind of my "I want this done and I want i...
by Jach
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Visual Web Developer, Worth the Trouble?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Visual Web Developer, Worth the Trouble?

My only suggestion is this. Before you go off making a flash website that takes system resources from the user and implements few or no effects that could not be done in DHTML, think about it and decide if it's really worth the effort and irritation to several users. (Flash is sometimes worse than J...
by Jach
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: what IDE on linux?
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: what IDE on linux?

I like vim ('tis a God for Python coding now that I have it all customized), and if I'm in the mood for a separate window from the shell I'll use gVim. But when I'm not in the mood for either for some reason, I'll use EditPad Lite, which was my first editor after notepad and I've grown fond of it. I...
by Jach
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 49311

A thigh for a thigh makes the whole world blind. Or at least legless.
by Jach
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0087: "Velociraptors"
Replies: 94
Views: 34814

Both.
by Jach
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 86086

Rats, beaten to the Uberman discussion.. But yeah, I'd rather go on that. I tried it last summer but failed, so I'll try it again this summer (and start earlier on). If I get in the habit I can be ready for school, and they say after you get used to it you can go plus or minus an hour between naps. ...
by Jach
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is this possible with PHP, a random signature?
Replies: 10
Views: 3727

I did this several months ago. I just set up an Apache .htaccess to forward all 404 errors to the PHP file that grabs a random image and displays it.
by Jach
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Abstract Classes and Interfaces
Replies: 21
Views: 3830

Thanks all, I think I understand better now. Unfortunately I still see no practical use in my daily coding. xD I know part of it is my dislike for the purist approach to OOP; I like functional programming too much, and I've gotten used to doing the Python way of things as opposed to the Java/C++ way...
by Jach
Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Abstract Classes and Interfaces
Replies: 21
Views: 3830

Abstract Classes and Interfaces

I was talking to someone earlier today about them, because he's learning about them in Java. I've been there, but the book and teachers basically just told me what the syntax was and how to use them, not really what good they are. Can someone here enlighten me on any possible usefulness of abstract ...
by Jach
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: An Odd Vista Issue...
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

An Odd Vista Issue...

Well, I'm trying to get a friend to install Python, and she uses Vista (evil yes, I know). Anyway, she downloaded, installed, made the EXE be recognized in the Path, and ran it with "python" from the terminal. But she says the moment she did that, Windows closed it and came up with a box t...
by Jach
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [HTML/CSS] making a div be "attached"
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

The hack I've used for a CSS Frame is something like this: html {overflow: hidden; height: 100%;} body {height: 100%; overflow: auto; margin: 0 0 0 25%;} div.navi {position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; height: 100%;} Thanks for sharing the position:fixed though, if I make a site that I don't care...
by Jach
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0312: "With Apologies to Robert Frost"
Replies: 65
Views: 23560

Awesome, I'm adding this to my list of favorite poems.
by Jach
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18258

The girl with a television for a head is back!

I often go in stores, look around, think "Hmm, I wonder if I could buy this cheaper online", and go back home and check it out. After seeing that I couldn't, I usually just forget about the item and don't buy it.
by Jach
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12488

My high school: Computer Science (Teaches C++) AP Computer Science (Java). The teacher wants to add another class too to explore the highlights of other languages like Python, Perl, Scheme (probably going through the MIT book), and some Advanced Web Design (the web designing class here is shit, I've...
by Jach
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Greatest Battle of All: Metric or Imperial?
Replies: 389
Views: 54880

I really like metric, and I like it for everything except telling people how tall I am. x3 I still can't always think in the non-US formats, like I won't know what the temperature is if someone says it's 30 Celsius, and I'll have to convert in my head.
by Jach
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 91780

My main is Fox. Fast, responds to your controls, and I can annoy others by jumping and running around them. As for wavedashing, I've almost got that down, but I generally don't need it. My second character I'll use is Jigglypuff. Laugh all you want, until I down-B you and chuckle as I take a nap. On...
by Jach
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oregon Trail Online
Replies: 5
Views: 5541

It said requirements not met, even though I'm using Firefox. Must be 'cause I'm using Linux...

I'm too lazy to change the User Agent. And if I recall correctly, I didn't much like the game anyway, so I'm not sure why I clicked the link in the first place...
by Jach
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java Books
Replies: 34
Views: 10591

This is the one I used for my class. And the B section, which is in the same directory. It comes with a bunch of stuff including powerpoints, textbook, a lab to do at the end of each chapter, and some AP test tips, oh and some practice tests on each subject.
by Jach
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6737

Looks like I've been tricked by MySQL reporting the speed at which it executes the queries. >.>; But yeah, what you two are saying makes sense. I guess we might use arrays and keep the database for handling login and stuff that's not performance critical.
by Jach
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6737

Okay, here's what my friend is thinking about threading. To me it mostly seems like a really, really bad idea, since I prefer MySQL databases when I have them. (Hmm, a giant array, even if was a dictionary, seems very silly.) Going back to the threading-way-of-thinking, I already have a pretty good ...
by Jach
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0297: "Lisp Cycles"
Replies: 86
Views: 25676

Ah, Scheme... I'm slowly trudging through that big MIT Computer Science book. I now hate parenthesis, and Guile doesn't show me which ones I'm opening and closing, and I don't want to use vi to make separate files for short things. This is one of the funnier comics I've seen in a while! Even if I am...

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